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Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Predict Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy
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This study was undertaken to address the frequency of HCQ retinopathy and the role ofHCQ blood levels in identifying those individuals who are at a greater future risk of retinopathies. Expand
Behçet’s disease in Egypt: a multicenter nationwide study on 1526 adult patients and review of the literature
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This study provides current prevalence of BD in Egypt; 3.6/100,000 with no remarkable north-to-south gradient; and the sex influences the disease phenotype with the CNS, DVT, and GIT involvement are higher in males, while the joint affection and disease activity were increased in females. Expand
Late-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: characteristics and outcome in comparison to juvenile- and adult-onset patients—a multicenter retrospective cohort
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Elderly-onset SLE patients were characterized by the lowest prevalence of major organ involvement and the highest prevalence of comorbidities, and demonstrated more favorable disease activity and damage indices. Expand
Rheumatology university faculty opinion on coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) vaccines: the vaXurvey study from Egypt
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The results of the study and specifically the low rate of acceptability are alarming to Egyptian health authorities and should stir further interventions to reduce the levels of vaccine hesitancy. Expand
Adult systemic lupus erythematosus in Egypt: The nation-wide spectrum of 3661 patients and world-wide standpoint
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SLE in Egypt had a wide variety of clinical and immunological manifestations, with some similarities with that in other nations and differences within the same country. Expand
Development of an Arabic version of the Behçet’s Disease Current Activity Form (Ar-BDCAF): cross-cultural adaptation and validation initiative in Egypt
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This is the first study to provide a reliable and valid Arabic version of the BDCAF-Egyptian dialect for measuring current disease activity in BD patients and its use can be extended to other Arab countries for possible regional validation and adaptations. Expand
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implementation of technological surrogates for ocular toxicity. The articles reporting low estimates of toxicity were based on vision loss, which has been replaced with optical coherence tomographyExpand
FRI0583 Clinical utility of ana-elia vs ana-immunofluorescence in connective tissue disease
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The ANA testing with the newly developed, use friendly, fully automated and less labour intense method of ANA-Elia can replace the standard conventional ANa-IIF with better specificity. Expand
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1. Petri M, Elkhalifa M, Li J, Magder LS, Goldman DW. Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Arthritis Rheumatol 2020;72:448–53. 2. Lenfant T, Salah S, Leroux G,Expand
Systemic lupus erythematosus children in Egypt: Homeland spectrum amid the global situation.
OBJECTIVES This study aims to present the manifestations of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) across Egypt, to focus on age at onset and gender-driven influence on disease characteristics,Expand
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